Leroy Antone Funk

Military

Object Number - UPL 20048 - Photograph from Franklin G. Barrett's memoir.

Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30176 'Assassin', Evaded (EVD). See the page with full details about his evasion at https://www.evasioncomete.be/ffunkla.html

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33284596
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35374757
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31119120
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 39603275
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Assassin
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron 336th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

1915-08-06 South Dakota
Conde, South Dakota, USA

Other

bailed out

1943-08-17 of B-17 # 42-30176 over Belgium

Other

Landed in parachute

near Sint-Huibrechts-Lille, Belgium 1943-08-17

Other

Evaded capture (EVD)

1943-08-17 - 1943-09-12 helped by Belgian and French citizens and members of the Resistance

Revisions

Date13 Apr 2022 13:42:30
ContributorED-BB
Sources

Added address for his page at website www.evasioncomete.be

Date23 Aug 2021 21:16:16
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date5 Oct 2016 16:21:40
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 401

Date27 Sep 2014 18:18:40
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 401 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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